Open Core Data

Open Core Data Community

Community Connections and Activities
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A core focus of Open Core Data is to develop and grow community connections that use the data holdings. Shared below are some of the groups that OCD is working with as well as meeting those involved with Open Core Data will be attending. Please feel free to contact us about getting involved or connecting at these events.

EarthCube C4P RCN Hackathon

Denver CO, June 20-21
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We invite you to apply to take part in the C4P Community Development Event (C4P-CDE) to be held June 20th-21st, 2016 at NCAR (the National Center for Atmospheric Research) in Boulder, Colorado. If accepted, your travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed. Applications will be accepted until April 15th, 2016. Notifications will be sent out in mid-April 2016. We encourage applicants across a range of skillsets, backgrounds and disciplines. Creative thinking, clear documentation & a focus on end-users are all critical parts of software development. More info

Open Core Data is working with Flyover Country to incorporate scientific drilling data holdings.

Flyover Country™ is a National Science Foundation funded offline mobile app for geoscience outreach and data discovery. The app exposes interactive geologic maps from, fossil localities from and, core sample localities from, Wikipedia articles, offline base maps, and the user’s current GPS determined location, altitude, speed, and heading.

Visit Flyover Country at

Open Core Data is developed in collaboration with IEDA

IEDA or Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance is a community-based data facility funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) to support, sustain, and advance the geosciences by providing data services for observational solid earth data from the Ocean, Earth, and Polar Sciences. IEDA systems enable these data to be discovered and reused by a diverse community now and in the future.

Visit IEDA at

EarthCube Linked Earth Meeting

Denver CO, June 22-23
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LinkedEarth is an EarthCube-funded project aiming to better organize and share Earth Science data, especially paleoclimate data. LinkedEarth will facilitate the work of scientists by empowering them to curate their own data and to build new tools centered around those. More info

We will be at
EarthCube All Hands:
July 6-8, 2016
Denver, CO

We will be at the
ESIP Summer Meeting:
July 19-22, 2016
Chapel Hill, NC


GPlates offers a novel combination of interactive plate-tectonic reconstructions, geographic information system (GIS) functionality and raster data visualisation. GPlates enables both the visualization and the manipulation of plate-tectonic reconstructions and associated data through geological time. GPlates runs on Windows, Linux and MacOS X.

CSDCO Drilling and Coring Summer Institute

June 13-24 and August 8-19 2016: A comprehensive two-week hands-on training course for graduate students, postdocs, and early-career researchers, especially those who will be involved in continental scientific drilling or coring projects in the next ~five years.


Open Core Data is working with Neotoma as an example how to improve the flow of magnetics data from facilities to community data portals like MagIC. Neotoma Paleoecology Database and Community is an online hub for data, research, education, and discussion about paleoenvironments. Anyone with an Internet connection can access Neotoma.


Open Core Data is working with MagIC as an example how to improve the flow of magnetics data from facilities to community data portals like MagIC. MagIC is focused on promoting information technology infrastructures for the international paleomagnetic, geomagnetic and rock magnetic community.